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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from deezid in $6000 cameras could be the norm soon?   
    It's hard to say it's gone wrong. It's so-called creative destruction. There's simply no need for a mass consumer camera market any more. Every home used to have a camera, be it a compact, a SLR, a Polaroid or whatever. No-one needs those any more because everybody (even the children) has a phone that will take better snaps with fewer skills, in a format that allows instant sharing.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from MangoZoom in $6000 cameras could be the norm soon?   
    It's hard to say it's gone wrong. It's so-called creative destruction. There's simply no need for a mass consumer camera market any more. Every home used to have a camera, be it a compact, a SLR, a Polaroid or whatever. No-one needs those any more because everybody (even the children) has a phone that will take better snaps with fewer skills, in a format that allows instant sharing.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Xavier Plagaro Mussard in $6000 cameras could be the norm soon?   
    It's hard to say it's gone wrong. It's so-called creative destruction. There's simply no need for a mass consumer camera market any more. Every home used to have a camera, be it a compact, a SLR, a Polaroid or whatever. No-one needs those any more because everybody (even the children) has a phone that will take better snaps with fewer skills, in a format that allows instant sharing.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Video Hummus in $6000 cameras could be the norm soon?   
    It's hard to say it's gone wrong. It's so-called creative destruction. There's simply no need for a mass consumer camera market any more. Every home used to have a camera, be it a compact, a SLR, a Polaroid or whatever. No-one needs those any more because everybody (even the children) has a phone that will take better snaps with fewer skills, in a format that allows instant sharing.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from IronFilm in Digital cameras shipments at 1990s levels in 2020   
    Pity the enthusiast! 'pro-sumer' models have always been supported by healthy sales of point'n'shoots. Take those away and, as @Marcio Kabke Pinheiro says, we'll be left with pro cameras at pro prices and Leica-level enthusiast models. people will be able to snap 500MP pictures of us weeping, on their wristwatch cams.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from IronFilm in $6000 cameras could be the norm soon?   
    It's hard to say it's gone wrong. It's so-called creative destruction. There's simply no need for a mass consumer camera market any more. Every home used to have a camera, be it a compact, a SLR, a Polaroid or whatever. No-one needs those any more because everybody (even the children) has a phone that will take better snaps with fewer skills, in a format that allows instant sharing.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from ntblowz in $6000 cameras could be the norm soon?   
    It's hard to say it's gone wrong. It's so-called creative destruction. There's simply no need for a mass consumer camera market any more. Every home used to have a camera, be it a compact, a SLR, a Polaroid or whatever. No-one needs those any more because everybody (even the children) has a phone that will take better snaps with fewer skills, in a format that allows instant sharing.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Mark Romero 2 in Sony A7 series - help me choose   
    Having said that, I spent last night clicking through 100s of AS7Rii images on Flickr and the detail on some of them was mind-blowing, compared to what I get from my EM-1 mkii. Looking forward to getting my hands on the camera, even though there's not exactly much to point it at right now.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from noone in Sony A7 series - help me choose   
    Heh - I shot 20-odd weddings on a pair of 10MP 40Ds with a 350D as backup. People were happy to pay £1500-£2000 (and we didn't even give them prints - that was extra!) in the early noughties. Happy days.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from noone in Sony A7 series - help me choose   
    Thanks for the advice guys. I found a nice condition A7R2 with 4 batteries for a good price on eBay this afternoon so I've bought it. It will be nice to look through some lenses with the FOV they used to give back in the day! Apparently the S35 4K is pretty good, so my go-to EF-S 17-55 will possibly get some use if I ever use it for video not on a gimbal or a jib.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from IronFilm in Fujfilm Product Announcements - 27/01/21   
    I'm looking to buy shares in a new camera company that makes cameras specially designed to take flattering pictures of people with foot injuries. Oh-limpers.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from IronFilm in Fujfilm Product Announcements - 27/01/21   
    I'm going to start a company making chocolate-bodied cameras and I'm going to call it Fudgefilm.
    Over(h)eating may be an issue.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Video Hummus in Fujfilm Product Announcements - 27/01/21   
    I'm going to start a company making chocolate-bodied cameras and I'm going to call it Fudgefilm.
    Over(h)eating may be an issue.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from BTM_Pix in Fujfilm Product Announcements - 27/01/21   
    I'm looking to buy shares in a new camera company that makes cameras specially designed to take flattering pictures of people with foot injuries. Oh-limpers.
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    Tim Sewell reacted to BTM_Pix in Leaked GFX100S Commercial   
    A funny and very pointed piece by Fujifilm.
    "We don't negotiate with hobbyists."
     
     
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Juank in Fujfilm Product Announcements - 27/01/21   
    I'm looking to buy shares in a new camera company that makes cameras specially designed to take flattering pictures of people with foot injuries. Oh-limpers.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Juank in Fujfilm Product Announcements - 27/01/21   
    I'm going to start a company making chocolate-bodied cameras and I'm going to call it Fudgefilm.
    Over(h)eating may be an issue.
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    Tim Sewell reacted to BTM_Pix in Fujfilm Product Announcements - 27/01/21   
    I'm going to start a company making cameras that are purpose built for intrusive doorstep photography of autocratic leaders.
    Hasslevlad.
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    Tim Sewell reacted to Anaconda_ in Fujfilm Product Announcements - 27/01/21   
    Why not also make photographic dog treats called Bony? Or Dummy cameras for conspiracy theorists called Qanon? Or gender blind gear called Pan-anasonic? 
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from BTM_Pix in Fujfilm Product Announcements - 27/01/21   
    I'm going to start a company making chocolate-bodied cameras and I'm going to call it Fudgefilm.
    Over(h)eating may be an issue.
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    Tim Sewell reacted to newfoundmass in Their.Tube - YouTube completely in bed with QAnon, etc. promoting bullshit for clicks   
    I'm basing this on an interaction with him, plus his Twitter feed and likes, not the fact that he's on LBRY. I only mention it here because I mentioned previously he was on LBRY, and given the stuff he believes it makes sense why. While much of it disappeared as Q-anon accounts were banned, there's still enough to see on his account that shows he embraces toxic views. He literally supported the military stepping in to keep Trump in power. 
    When you believe and help spread disinformation and the same delusional stuff that caused the capital riots to happen, you're a part of the problem. This stuff should be called out in the filmmaking community. 
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    Tim Sewell reacted to kye in Noise reduction   
    One of the philosophies I've adopted is that the things you can do to make bad footage look passable also help to make good footage look great, and great footage look spectacular.
    Luckily I have an almost endless supply of terribly-shot footage, which I shot because I didn't know what I was doing for a long time, and so I've been in my own self-made crash-course for quite some time now!
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from kye in 10-bit vs 8-bit: Hype or Real?   
    I can only speak from my own experience, but the experience of grading the 10 bit HD output from my FS5 is very different (in a good way) to that of grading the 8 bit HD I used to get from my C100 (I've had both the Mk2 and the Mk1). Loved that Canon colour, but given that the artistic vision I'm pursuing involves quite extensive grading as I chase the elusive 'film' look (my ideal would have my footage looking like a moving 35mm still print) the lure of 10 bit on the FS5 was too much to resist. Simply, it holds up to the grade in a way that the Canon's recordings just couldn't - in terms of artefacts, banding and grain.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from kye in Noise reduction   
    That's a fantastic tutorial and the difference the technique makes, even to well-exposed footage, is very noticeable.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from norliss in Who will kill filmmaking first?   
    Australia is a continent, with huge natural resources, thousands of miles from anywhere else. Canada is half a continent, next door to the biggest market in the world, and if you think that neighbour exerts no influence on Canadian policy-making, you haven't been taking notice. New Zealand is the most remote developed country in the world and the USA is the world's richest economy.
    The UK is a small-middling tiny island, riven by some of the worst (entirely home-grown) inequality in the developed world, on the shores of the world's second richest economy, which also happens to be an existentially-important market for our exports. 80% of those exports are services, the continuation of which will rely on us satisfying EU standards across almost the entirety of our own economy.
    Up until January 1st 2020 we had one of the most important says in the formulation of EU policy and regulation. We now have none. No say at all. When the EU brings in new regulations or laws that impact the sectors in which we rely on our exports to them - most sectors, that is, we will have to adhere to them or face sectoral disasters, complete with job losses and bankruptcies. Took back control there, dincha?
    I'm dipping out of this thread now, as we're only re-prosecuting the same old arguments. You Brexiters don't have and never have had a single cogent argument in favour of leaving the EU, save for nonsense about sovereignty and patriotism. Your victory was built on lies and ignorance, fuelled by racism and will benefit nobody except the already-wealthy. Your arguments are glib, ill-thought-out, facile and mostly easy to debunk or disprove. Your yearning for simplicity, in a complex world, is bringing us close to ruin and you'll be remembered, every one of you, as fools led by charlatans and rightly damned across decades to come.
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